It’s time to shine the spotlight on our next superstar RVN – and this time it’s Tamsen!
Where are you based and how long have you worked for Charter?
I work at Charter Veterinary Hospital in Roundswell, Barnstaple; I have been here for 11 years. My particular areas of interest are surgical nursing (assisting the orthopaedic surgeon with operations, monitoring complicated anaesthetics and keeping all the implants and equipment ready for use) and emergency/critical care (looking after those intensive medical and surgical cases).
What made you decide to go into a veterinary nursing career?
I always wanted to work with animals but ended up working in various professions before re-training at an older age to gain my qualification in nursing. I gained employment and trained ‘on the job’ which meant working full time, studying, assignments for college and writing a full NVQ nursing log. I have also undertaken an extra 2year qualification which is a Veterinary Nursing Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care.